If you’re like most of us, you tend to buy and eat the same foods each day. Toast or cereal for breakfast with milk, a bagel with cream cheese for a snack, a turkey sandwich for lunch, maybe a candy bar to pep you up in the afternoon and meat or poultry with vegetables and potatoes for dinner: It’s the Standard American Diet (SAD), right? The problem is that our dietary habits are risking our lives, say authors Pamela A. Popper, PhD, ND, and Glen Merzer in their insightful book, “Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life” (click to order), published June 11 by BenBella Books.
The right foods can transform your health, easing and healing a wide range of conditions, reducing your risk of disease and helping you lose those love handles, say the authors. Choose the wrong diet, however, and you increase your risk of disease, gain weight and develop conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. But “Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life” (click to buy) isn’t a diet book in the conventional “eat this, avoid that” sense. Instead, it’s a dialogue with the reader about what our food choices mean both as a nation and as an individual. Bonus (and it’s a major bonus!): Fabulous, flavorful, fat-reduced recipes created by Chef Del Sroufe, who authored “Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year” (click to buy).
Save your life by changing what you eat with the guidance of “Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life” (click to order). And sample one of the recipes below to get started now!
Ingredients for Stir Fry Pasta with Vegetables
- 12 ounces whole grain penne pasta, cooked according to package instructions (Reviewer’s note: We used Barilla Whole Grain Penne with great results – click to order.)
- ½ medium yellow onion, julienned
- 1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks
- 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 cup sugar snap peas, ends trimmed and cut in half
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
- 3 tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos, more or less to taste
- Black pepper to taste
Directions: Cook the pasta. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the onion, carrots, and broccoli. Stir fry for four minutes, adding water one to two tablespoons at a time to keep the vegetables from sticking. Add the sugar snap peas and cook for two minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, Bragg Liquid Aminos (click to order), and cooked pasta. Cook another minute and season with black pepper.